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Veterans Day Observance in Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Saturday, Nov. 11

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Vietnam vet Joe McCourt emcees the annual Veterans Day observances in Scotch Plains and in Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney
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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The two local veterans organizations, American Legion Post 209 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 10122, will conduct ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

The services will begin at 11 a.m. with the laying of wreaths at the Veterans Monument at Park Ave. and Front St. in Scotch Plains.  At noon, there will be a presentation of wreaths at the Fanwood Memorial Library at 5 Forest Road.

Members of the community are invited to attend these programs to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by all former members of the armed forces of the United States.

Veterans Day is observed annually on Nov. 11, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I, which was known at the time as “The War to End All Wars.”  The conflict officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles in France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany. It went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of WWI.

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